Ah, breathe into the FLOW. That elusive state where everything just seems to click, and you’re firing on all cylinders. It’s like being in the zone, but better. But what is FLOW, really? And how can we tap into it more often?
Well, first things first. FLOW stands for Fully Lifting Our Weirdness. Just kidding, it stands for “the state of complete absorption in an activity and a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity.” But let’s be real, Fully Lifting Our Weirdness is a pretty accurate description of what it feels like to be in FLOW.
So, how do we get there? It’s all about finding the right balance of challenge and skill. If the task at hand is too easy, we get bored. If it’s too hard, we get frustrated. But when we find that sweet spot where the challenge is just right for our level of skill, that’s when the magic happens.
But here’s the thing about FLOW – it’s not always about doing something you love. Sure, it helps to be passionate about what you’re doing, but sometimes we need to push ourselves out of our comfort zones to find that FLOW state. Maybe it’s learning a new skill or trying something we never thought we’d be good at. It might be uncomfortable at first, but that’s where the growth happens.
And let’s not forget the importance of letting go. When we’re in FLOW, we’re not thinking about the future or the past. We’re fully present in the moment, letting our instincts and intuition guide us. It’s a beautiful thing, really – a reminder that we don’t always have to be in control.
So FLOW is all about Fully Lifting Our Weirdness and finding that perfect balance of challenge and skill. It’s not always easy to get there, but when we do, it’s oh-so-sweet. So embrace the weirdness, push yourself out of your comfort zone, and let go of the need to control everything. Who knows where it might take you?